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Archive for March, 2007

He said he didn’t read books, and yet the Siri Singh Sahib’s lectures are full of quotes from the classics.  One that he was especially fond of and often quoted, was, "Theirs is not to reason why, theirs is but to do and die.”* Interpreting what a spiritual teacher quotes, does, remembers, or says, would […]

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The first akhand path (nonstop reading aloud of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, from start to finish) at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles was held some time in 1972, and akhand paths have continued, every single week since then. For the first few months, at Yogiji’s instruction, each person signed up for 2-1/2 […]

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I am assigned to a team with two other women. I don’t know them, they’re grown-ups.  We are to get over an eleven-foot wall, the three of us, with no ladders, no ropes, and no footholds – just the three of us, using our “shakti power.”

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My Road to the Ashram

It was in the fall of ’71 when I first attended a Kundalini Yoga class. I had been studying art at a small junior college in Prescott Arizona, when I saw posted at school the announcement of the yoga class. Wow, I thought after my first class, now I knew there were better highs than […]

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The guests begin to arrive at 12:30 at the Unitarian Church wearing heavy coats and shaking snow from their boots. Looking for familiar faces they walk stiffly about then take a seat on gray folding chairs facing the diminutive stage where three sheepskins are framed by a pair of tall candles and two clear glass […]

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I step out the front door to take a walk, my second one of the day. I never walk twice but something tells me to get out and drink in the last bit of daylight. I notice how happy I feel just breathing deep and swinging my arms. The winter light fades quickly and soon […]

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This piece was first posted a couple weeks ago, but taken down for a little editing and to add PHOTOS! I found my box of old solstice photos and I have many from the 70s that are fabulous! Most of the photos here are from 1975. The campsite just below is from 1973. Do you […]

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March 1, 1971, 4:00 AM I wake up to the sound of jingling bells and an unfamiliar voice gently saying, “Sat Nam, it’s time to wake up!” It takes me a few moments to remember where I am. I am lying on a hard wood floor, in my old cotton sleeping bag from so many […]

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